Six months after raising $30 million, a startup offering operations management software to small hotels has made its first acquisition.
Barcelona-based Amenitiz announced this week that it has acquired Ododo, a French company that offers online hotel training.
The Amenitiz The platform contains several features, including data transfer to online retailers, online booking, automation of daily tasks such as payments and invoicing, and online marketing.
The Ododo training service aims to help hoteliers learn how to increase bookings and become more profitable.
Amenitiz customers will now be able to access Ododo training for free, the company said. Especially during a tight labor market, Amenitiz said providing the training tool is the next step to further support independent hoteliers.
Marc-Antoine de la Rüe du Can, the founder of Ododo, will join Amenitiz as content manager.
Following the acquisition, Amenitiz launches The hotel-cluba multilingual training platform through which any hotelier can access free training.
Additionally, Amenitiz plans to hold regular in-person events across Europe, with the aim of helping hoteliers expand their networks.
Amenitizp made a Fundraising Series A in April. The startup is part of a wave of companies offering cloud-based software to help small hospitality businesses sell online. Some others include Cloudbeds, Hotelrunner, Clock, Ezee from Yanolja, SiteMinder and Opera Cloud from Oracle Hospitality.
Amenitiz said there are 700,000 hotels, bed and breakfasts and vacation rentals in Europe, 80% of which fall under the company’s target customer base of independent properties with 50 rooms or less.